Any help for this reader?
I have been accepted into the MFA program at U of Alabama and Cal Arts and I can't decide where to go. I have visited both places and LA quite obviously blows Tuscaloosa away in every aspect but cost of living (I am a city boy)--I'd be looking at some debt to attend Cal Arts, at UA I'm fully funded. The people seemed equally cool and intelligent in both places. The draw to Cal Arts for me is my undergrad degree was in studio arts and I'm interested in arts criticism. I also think the jobs, connections, and opportunity (upon graduation) would be better in LA. But UA is free and a bigger name program. Am I wrong to be thinking about the LA connections? Is that too LA already?
Please help me, I'm supposed to decide in two days.
Dirty South or Tinseltown